26 DIY Valentine's Day Cards Your Kids Can Actually Help Make

Rather than heading to the store late at night on Feb. 13 to grab a pack of Valentine's Day cards for your kids to hand out at school the next day, consider simply firing up your printer! There are so many options for cute printable Valentine's Day cards out there, some as easy as printing and signing a name, and some that are best shared with a treat like bubbles, Legos, and more โ€” and your kids can actually help you make and assemble all of them. Best of all, most of our finds don't feature candy, or if they do, it can easily be replaced with a treat that isn't sugary.

Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite printable cards for Valentine's Day!

01
"Bee My Valentine" Cards
Polka Dot Chair

"Bee My Valentine" Cards

Download these "Bee My Valentine" cards over at Polka Dot Chair and attach a lip balm or other bee-related item!

02
Printable Valentine's Day Necklace Cards
Sarah Hearts

Printable Valentine's Day Necklace Cards

For older kids, jewelry making would be so fun for Valentine's Day. With Sarah Heart's printable Valentine's Day necklace cards, your kid will have what they need to showcase a handmade bracelet or necklace for their friend, family member, or classmate (because you know you have a million of those rubber loops for friendship bracelets lying around, at the very least!).

03
Printable Labels For Test Tube Valentines
The Gunny Sack

Printable Labels For Test Tube Valentines

Using empty test tubes as candy, noncandy, and nonedible treat holders, The Gunny Sack created an adorable DIY valentine idea โ€” you can print one of her punny labels, like the above "Stuck on You" label for a tube full of stickers โ€” to go along with them!

04
Popcorn Valentines
Club Crafted

Popcorn Valentines

These DIY printable popcorn valentines can go along with a bag of unpopped microwave popcorn or a snack bag of your kid's favorite popcorn.

05
Printable Valentine's Day Postcards
The Crafted Life

Printable Valentine's Day Postcards

These printable Valentine's Day postcards are super easy to print off on cardstock and big enough for your kiddo to write on and color on the back.

06
Lego Emoji Valentines
Warm Hot Chocolate

Lego Emoji Valentines

These Lego emoji valentines combine two of your kids' favorite things, which makes for a sweet note your kiddo can send to their friends.

07
Roller Skate Valentine Cards
Zakka Life

Roller Skate Valentine Cards

Your kiddo can "just skate by" to wish their friends a happy Valentine's Day with these adorable roller skate cards.

08
Lego Cards
Alton Boys

Lego Cards

The Lego-lovers in the class will go crazy over these Lego cards. A little heart-shaped Lego creation and a play on words make it a fun (and easy) way to share some Valentine's Day joy.

09
Palm Springs Valentines
Lovely Indeed

Palm Springs Valentines

All of these Palm Springs valentines (maaaaybe except for the "I Flocking Love You" one, which we're definitely going to use as our own valentines this year) are super cute and out-of-the-box.

10
Valentine Cards With a Purpose
Zakka Life

Valentine Cards With a Purpose

These sweet valentines with a purpose tell your little's valentines what they like best about them.

11
Banana Valentines
Club Crafted

Banana Valentines

Who doesn't love a banana?! These banana valentines can be given on their own, with an actual banana, or, if you wanted to give candy, with some candy bananas.

12
Printable Healthy Snack Tags
A Beautiful Mess

Printable Healthy Snack Tags

These printable healthy snack tags are perfect for clementine oranges, grapes, and other sweet snacks that aren't candy!

13
Baby Yoda Valentines
A Few Shortcuts

Baby Yoda Valentines

How adorable are these Baby Yoda valentines?

15
"You're the Balm" Valentines
Studio DIY

"You're the Balm" Valentines

Studio DIY's "Valentines For Your Gal Pals" include printables for the above "You're the Balm" valentines as well as an adorable bubble gum-inspired card (and a couple of other designs for the adults you might want to send a valentine to!).

16
Chocolate Lips Photo Cards
Me and My Insanity

Chocolate Lips Photo Cards

It doesn't get much cuter than these personalized chocolate lips photo cards. Take cute photos of your kids, photoshop your message, and glue on some tasty chocolate lips for an adorable and unique valentine.

17
Fruity Valentines
You Are My Fave

Fruity Valentines

These fruity valentines have the cutest fruit puns!

18
Printable Lollipop Heart Holder Valentines
Make + Tell

Printable Lollipop Heart Holder Valentines

If you're looking for a fun valentine that includes a little candy treat, these printable lollipop holder valentines are too cute (and we definitely love a Jonas Brothers reference)!

19
Cute Monster Valentines
Just a Girl and Her Blog

Cute Monster Valentines

These printable Cute Monster valentines all have a play on the word "eye" and were paired with eye finger puppets.

20
"I Wooly Wooly Like You" Valentines
Delineate Your Dwelling

"I Wooly Wooly Like You" Valentines

These "I Wooly Wooly Like You" valentines put pom poms to adorable use!

22
Rainbow Loom Valentine
Paper and Pigtails Party

Rainbow Loom Valentine

Does it get cuter than a rainbow loom valentine? Sure, they require a little looming work on your kids' part, but we know their friends will appreciate them!

23
Fish Bowl Valentine's Cards
Bliss Bloom Blog

Fish Bowl Valentine's Cards

We love the subtleness of this fish bowl valentine featuring Goldfish crackers. It's especially great for schools that don't allow candy in the classroom.

24
Tearing Up My Heart Valentines
Made Everyday

Tearing Up My Heart Valentines

We can't think of a kiddo who wouldn't love tearing into one of these heartbreaker valentines. They may be too young to understand the 'NSYNC reference, but everyone loves hidden treats!

25
Blowing Kisses Your Way
Overstuffed Life

Blowing Kisses Your Way

Overstuffed Life's You "Blow" Me Away valentine is a fun way to spread the bubble love.

26
"I Chews You" Valentine
Love the Day

"I Chews You" Valentine

These "I Chews You" printable cards would be perfect on a pack of gum or a bag filled with gummy candies.